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Pelourinho II

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Esfera Armilar
An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabe, armilla, or armil) is a model of objects in the sky (on the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features, such as the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. It was invented separately in ancient Greece and ancient China, with later use in the Islamic world and Medieval Europe.

kiiti, Trudy Tuinstra, Marco F. Delminho, Marie-claire Gallet and 12 other people have particularly liked this photo

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Xata club
E tento adivinhar sem lograr o que são as esculturas na pedra por baixo da esfera, o que representam. Personagens?
7 months ago.
J. Gafarot club
has replied to Xata club
Não, carrancas, tecnicamente começando na pedra clara do cimo, it goes this way :
Third section is decorated with florets and frowns, in alternating faces and on top of it, a crosshead abacus with short protruding arms embellished with florets at the tops and more frowns.The shot is a tall prism with the coat of arms of Portugal for an open crown of lysed flowers on top, but this shot has four sides and I only can show one of them.
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
Xata club
has replied to J. Gafarot club
Pois isso tudo tem a ver com a simbólica, terei que procurar... obrigada pelos esclarecimentos.
Consegui apurar que é de estilo manuelino e do século XVI, it is a start!!!!
7 months ago. Edited 7 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
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7 months ago.
Annemarie club
against the blue blue sky

Have a nice day, stay safe:)
7 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb shot! Stay well!

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7 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good shot, well done.
Hope you are keeping well....
7 months ago.
RHH club
What a wonderful object and you've explained it well. Superb photo and information, Jose.
7 months ago.
RHH club
7 months ago.
RHH club
Thanks for your visit, kind comments and faves.
7 months ago.
RHH club
Have a very good, safe and healthy day.
7 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Wonderful against the fantastic Blue !
7 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Fantastic capture Jose

Thank you for posting in the group
7 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
beautiful work
7 months ago.

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